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Tue, Dec 06


Merkin Hall - Kaufman Music Center

An Electrifying Musical Melting Pot for the National Day of Romania

A concert by Ana Everling and Taraf de Chicago

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An Electrifying Musical Melting Pot for the National Day of Romania
An Electrifying Musical Melting Pot for the National Day of Romania

Time & Location

Dec 06, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Merkin Hall - Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023, USA

About The Event

To mark the historical breakthrough that, more than a century ago, brought all Romanian provinces together in one, unified state, join us on December 6 at Merkin Hall - Kaufman Music Center in New York City for an evening of exceptional music and gastro-cultural discoveries. The event features Taraf de Chicago, a multinational ensemble fronted by Romanian-American singer and visual artist Ana Everling, best known for their original arrangements that invest singalong Romanian folk melodies with American tonalities to create an electrifying musical melting pot. The concert is followed by a reception with Romanian-American fusion cuisine.

The event is organized by the Consulate General of Romania in New York, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, and the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations.

Entrance is free, but booking is required. Please order your free tickets HERE.


Formed in Chicago in 2019, Taraf de Chicago sprang out of Ana Everling's love for Romanian folklore - carols, merry songs, wedding laments, doinas, dance music, children tunes, infused with tales, riddles, proverbs and old sayings predominantly from Ana's native region, Bessarabia. While the basic scores are Romanian melodies, the instrumentation brings a strong American influence, replacing the traditional cimbalom with the banjo, the accordion with the piano and electric guitar, and adding instruments like clarinet, saxophone or various percussion instruments.

Thanks to a grant offered by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the group will soon release “Taraf de Chicago - a Moldovan Fantasia”, an album that will also include music written by Romanian national composers and poets, rendered in original arrangements.

Taraf de Chicago are:

Ana Everling - vocals, percussion, guitar

Olya Prohorova - violin, vocals

Adrien Chevalier - violin

Patrick Donley - guitar, banjo, piano, vocals, percussion

Alex Brescanu - whistle, caval, vocals

Kitt Lyles - bass, vocals

Please follow Merkin Hall COVID 19 policies HERE. All guests are strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a mask while in Merkin Hall.


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